Southeast Alaska is also known as "The Panhandle," which covers more than 35,000 square miles. Explore the Inside Passage and popular destinations Skagway, Haines, Juneau and Ketchikan.
The best choice for traveling to various towns and destinations in the Panhandle is via the Alaska Marine Waterway. Cruise the Inside Passage--small or large ship, bargain or luxury--or take the independent traveler's route and utilize Alaska's excellent public ferry system.
Scenic Ketchikan is accessible only by sea. Its nickname is "The Salmon Capital of the World." Kayak through spectacular Misty Fiords National Monument to see soaring waterfalls and bald eagles.
Historic Juneau is Alaska's capital. Take an exhilarating floatplane trip over vast icefields to Taku Glacier Lodge. Feast on fresh salmon cooked on alderwood, hike through the pristine forest and marvel at the beautiful blue-hued Taku glacier.
Skagway and the Yukon
Yukon gold prospectors' footsteps can be traced in scenic Skagway, the "Gateway to the Klondike." Take a ride on the historic Yukon railroad and travel to the gold rush town of Lake Bennett. Journey on to Carcross, Yukon Territory, for an historic adventure.
Beautiful, glacier-ringed Haines is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. Take a glacier hike and kayak the fjords in the summer. In winter, go skiing, snowmobiling or try your hand at driving a dog sled.
Article Written By Katiana Zimmerman
Katiana Zimmerman is a writer, composer, and singer. She has written children's musicals, including the Emmy Award-winning HBO film Autism: The Musical. Kat has received two ASCAP awards. She holds a Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Kat studied nutrition for disease prevention at the McDougall Institute, the Pritikin Institute, and FitPath in British Columbia.